New images show off the contextual portion of the BlackBerry Passport keyboard

Although BlackBerry CEO John Chen has gone hands on with the BlackBerry Passport and despite the fact we now know more about the keyboard on the whole, we've yet to really see the keyboard as it was meant to be used in action. As it was described by BlackBerry, the keyboard will offer different options depending on where you are in the OS and what application you're using. In addition to...

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BlackBerry OS 10.2.1.3247 now rolling out officially

BlackBerry OS 10.2.1.3247 now rolling out officially

If you opted to not install the OS 10.2.1.3247 leak that appeared, you may not have too long to wait for it to show up on device. Perhaps, you may have already even received it. As we noted when it leaked out, it is the next official OS to be delivered by carriers and some in Singapore, France and UK have already started releasing it over the air. If you've received it on your device already...

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Missed the BlackBerry 10.3 Jam Direct event? You can now watch the replay

If you happened to miss out on the BlackBerry 10.3 Jam Direct event held yesterday, you can now get yourself caught up by watching the replay. Whether you're a developer or just someone who is interested in some of the changes coming with BlackBerry OS 10.3, it's something you'll want to check out. it's over two hours long, so make sure you sit aside some time to watch it all. Learn how you...

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Supreme court rules police need a warrant to search cell phones

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/> The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that police must have a warrant to search the content inside a cell phone of a person who has been arrested. The decision is the result of two cases that were brought to the Supreme Court, Riley v. California and U.S. v. Wurie, both of which involved police who searched the content of cell phones of people who had been arrested but without...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Micro-USB Travel Charger

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Micro-USB Travel Charger

For today only, buy the BlackBerry Micro-USB Travel Charger and get 77% off the list price! Use it at home, or take it with you to the office, to the airport or anywhere! This OEM charger features folding blades for easy storage, is three feet long to maximize your flexibility and it's compatible with any micro-USB device. And, like all BlackBerry smartphone chargers, it reliably delivers...

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BlackBerry Z3 coming to the Middle East in July, pre-orders start today

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BlackBerry has announced that their BlackBerry Z3 smartphone will begin to go on sale in countries located in the Middle East starting in July, with pre-orders for the device beginning today in one of those countries. The Z3 will go on sale first in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in July, and other Middle Eastern countries such as Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait...

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Hues for BlackBerry 10 gets updated - Check out the new promo video

Hues for BlackBerry 10 gets updated - Check out the new promo video

Back in April this year we told you of a new game called Hues that hit BlackBerry 10, which was brought to us from Refocus Labs. The addictive puzzle game has been updated to its second version and with it comes a rather nice video which you can view above. Hues is based on the new generation of card matching games, with an entire new game experience featuring- characters, multiple modes and...

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Glastonbury App

Here in the UK now the summer has arrived its festival season. The biggest and most well known has to be the Glastonbury Festival which this year takes place from June 25th - 29th in Somerset. With so many of us now being reliant (or addicted) to our smartphones for social communications I suspect that most folk will be taking their phone with them. For us BlackBerry 10 users we can plan our...

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BlackBerry Z3 announced for India, sales begin July 2nd

BlackBerry Z3 announced for India, sales begin July 2nd

As expected from previous rumors surrounding the launch, one day after the announcement in in Malaysia the BlackBerry Z3 has been announced for India. If you live in India and are looking to get your hands on a Z3, you can pre-order the device through the Mobile Store, Flipkart and BlackBerry exclusive stores. Device delivery has been noted for July 2nd with the retail pricing set around Rs. 15...

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Leaked: OS 10.2.1.3247 for most BlackBerry 10 smartphones

Leaked: OS 10.2.1.3247 for most BlackBerry 10 smartphones

If you've been gone digging through the CrackBerry Forums then you know the rumored, next official release noted is 10.2.1.3247 and it's supposedly in the hands of carriers for testing right now. Rather than waiting for carriers to push it out though, you can grab the autoloaders right now for most BlackBerry 10 devices. So, what devices are the list working list? The BlackBerry Q5, Q10 along...

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Fitbit Flex

There's a week left for the month of June. Which means you've got one week to get your final steps in for our #MobileFit Fitbit challenge. We're giving away a Fitbit Aria to the top three in the group, plus one random prize to a member in the group. Walk, run and jog your way to victory. The top three participants will be getting the Fitbit Aria, while one goes away to a random member in the...

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Join Lewis Hamilton for a live Q&A session on BBM Channels!

Join Lewis Hamilton for a live Q&A session on BBM Channels!

If you have some questions you've always wanted to ask Lewis Hamilton, you might finally be able to get some of them answered. The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS BBM Channel is hosting a live Q&A session with none other than Lewis Hamilton himself on Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 14:00 GMT. You will of course have to subscribe to the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS BBM Channel in order to gain access so be sure...

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Thanks, Vivek!

Vivek Bhardwaj and Thorsten Heins

Late Sunday night, in response to a question posted in the CrackBerry forums, I publicly broke the news that Vivek Bhardwaj is no longer at BlackBerry. In reality, this was old news. Vivek has not been with BlackBerry since the middle of May, which is when I first found out and spoke to Vivek directly about his decision to leave. As you can imagine, I was bummed to hear the news. Vivek has...

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BlackBerry Passport will show there is a better way to accomplish more with its touch-enabled keyboard

That's according to BlackBerry who may have just slipped up a bit on a post to their Inside BlackBerry blog. You see, the post went live not that long ago but now it has gone missing meaning whatever was contained in the post, BlackBerry was not quite ready to say as of yet. However, it's the internet and nothing published to the internet can just disappear into the ether and the post has been...

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BlackBerry 10.3 SDK goes Gold - here's some of the new additions

BlackBerry 10.3 SDK goes Gold - what can we expect to see?

The BlackBerry Jam Direct webcast for developers took place today and with it the release of the Gold SDK. We already saw the Dev OS updated to 10.3.0.700 for developers to use for testing and today we see Gold SDKs released, as well as the Simulator which let's you try out the upcoming BlackBerry Passport's touch-enabled keyboard. During the webcast, BlackBerry went through the new APIs...

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BlackBerry 10 OS adoption rate by the numbers

BlackBerry 10 OS adoption rate by the numbers

If you missed out the BlackBerry Jam virtual event earlier today, then you missed out on some very important numbers being shared by BlackBerry and those are the adoption rates surrounding BlackBerry 10 OS. As you can see from the image above, BlackBerry 10.2.1 has an adoption rate of 74 percent while 10.2 is hovering around 6%. Now, those numbers are great but what's interesting and perhaps...

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CrackBerry Nation has spoken - over 50% of you are looking forward to the Passport over the Classic

The numbers are in! Yesterday we put up a poll asking everyone which new BlackBerry device they prefer. The BlackBerry Passport or the BlackBerry Classic? Over 7,000 people voted on the poll and the results are a bit, perhaps, surprising. As it stands, 50.29 percent opted for the BlackBerry Passport with 3,719 votes, while 32.89 percent opted for the BlackBerry Classic with 2,432 votes. The...

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Cast for BlackBerry updated with new features, now on sale in BlackBerry World

When we first wrote about Cast for BlackBerry there was a mix of folks who saw a use for the app and those who simply had no use for the app because. In case you missed the first post, Cast for BlackBerry at its core allows you to cast YouTube video direct from your BlackBerry 10 device to your Google Chromecast if you have one. Something that has been rather off limits due to the nature of how...

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This summer European roaming charges will be cut in half

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The European Commission has announced that charges to roam within Europe will fall by as much as 50 percent this summer. The EC is imposing yet another limit on mobile operators, further reducing the caps from July 1 to pave the way for removing roaming charges altogether by 2016. Currently, calls within the EU are capped at 24 euro cents per minute but will fall to 19 cents per minute. More...

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Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10

Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10

For today only, purchase the Incipio Feather Hard Case for BlackBerry Q10 and get 40% off the list price! Measuring less than 1mm thin, the Feather Case is ideal for the BlackBerry Q10 user seeking inconspicuous, first-class protection. It's made of an ultra light, ultra strong polymer that provides form-fitting durable protection without the added bulk. Colors include black, pink and gray....

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